Aloha Card

If you have been following my blog, I am in the beginning stages of trying different mixed media techniques. This is a card that I made from using Hot Off the Press’s Color Me Card Toppers. These papers are on glossy cardstock and have a raised, embossed image and come in all kinds of colors of the embossing: white, black, silver, brown, and copper. They are also available in 12 x 12 sheets. The beauty of using these papers is that you can color them whatever color you want, so you will always have that “perfect” color of paper.  Here is a link to a “Webisode” tutorial for using the Ebony Floral Color Me toppers:

aloha card

I chose one of the sheets that had a floral side and a “text” side, and cut the card in half.  I will be showing a project I made with the text edge in a couple of days. Today’s project is using the floral edge. I used Stampin’ Up “Watercolor Pencils” from a set I got in the early 2000s.  They are really crayons, not pencils. I believe that the watercolor pencils that they sell now are actual pencils.  I picked some pink and orange colors for the flowers and the end result was tropical in look. I used a light aqua alcohol pen for the background and and colored the flowers and leaves with the crayons. The technique I used was to scribble the crayons on the shiny side of freezer paper and use a wet brush to pick up the color.

aloha card inside

I went through my stash of cardstock and found a perfect pink and I cut the cardstock to make a 5 x 6 inch card. I fished through my papers and found some coordinating pink patterned paper.  I belong to Paper Wishes Premiere Dazzles Personal Shopper subscription service, and I had received some red Hibiscus Dazzles stickers a couple of months ago. There is an “Aloha” sticker in the set, which I thought was perfect for this card. I placed the “Aloha” on light pink paper and matted it with the leftover pink cardstock. I also used a red jewel border Dazzle sticker along the right edge of the card, and I had some red tiny flower Dazzles that were a perfect match and I placed them on the edge

For the inside, I cut two 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch rectangles and placed the darker pink print paper slightly offset behind the lighter pink paper. I chose a “Just Because” tiny gold Dazzles sticker, and added some more red flower Dazzles.  This is a nice bright, summery card to send to anyone.

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